Talk By Dentist

HCCC Human Service Presents a talk By Dr. Preeti Chitgopekar on Dentures, their care and their fitting in your mouth, Gum health, disease and Cardiac Issues, Implants and how it fosters quality of life

Where: Assembly Hall at Shiva Vishnu Temple 1223 Arrowhead Ave Livermore CA 94550

When: September 3rd 2011 from 2 4 P.M.

More information Contact :  Suman Jain at [email protected]  or call temple 925-449-6255#3



Annual Seniors Day

HCCC  Human Service Presents  ANNUAL SENIORS DAY. We invite seniors to come and enjoy a day full of activites- talent show.

Where: Shiva Vishnu Temple Assembly Hall, 1223 Arrowhead Ave Livermore CA 94550

When: Oct 8th, 2011 From 10:oo A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Register by Oct 4th 2011 to participate in the performance.

To register- Contact  Suman Jain at suman [email protected]  or 925-371-5640  OR Dharini Baskaran at [email protected] or 925-875-9689

Shiva0Vishnu Temple Office at 925-449-6255 #3


Pleasanton, Dublin redistricting may result in Indian-American winning US Congress seat

Last week, Pleasanton, Dublin and Danville have been redistricted in the Congressional electoral map. And this suddenly creates a possibility that we may see the third ever Indian-American getting elected to the U.S House after Dalip Singh Saund (1956)and Bobby Jindal (2004).
So what’s the scoop, and who are we talking about here?

A young Indian-American is now challenging established norms in an audacious bid to win a seat in the U.S House of Representatives. Ranjit Gill, a law student at University of California in Berkeley is just 24 (he’d have crossed the qualifying age by election day), but he’s drummed up a war chest of nearly $ 500,000, the third-highest in the country for a Republican challenger, forcing the party leadership and political pundits to take notice. If Gill can pull it off, he will be the youngest U.S Congressman since 1797.

Ranjit Gill (Ricky) makes an audacious bid for US Congress seat

Gill, known locally by his nickname Ricky, is aiming for the Ninth Congressional District in California, which is currently held by Democrat Jerry McNerney, 60, an engineer from Pleasanton now serving his third term. Normally, few would have given the Indian-American upstart any chance, considering the monotonous regularity with which incumbents, riding on the odds stacked against challengers in terms of raising money and nursing constituency, are re-elected.

But a growing anti-incumbency mood coupled with lucky breaks in constituency redistricting offers Gill a sniffing chance. An electoral map approved this week by California’s bipartisan Citizens Redistricting Commission will include more of San Joaquin County, where Hispanics outnumber whites, while cities like Pleasanton and Dublin (McNerney strongholds) have been moved to other districts. Local pundits say the changes have dropped areas that Gill knows nothing about (read Dublin, Pleasanton) and constituents who know nothing about him. McNerney has already said he would move from Pleasanton to San Joaquin County.

A first generation Indian-American whose parents are both physicians, Gill is pumped up in an area which has a large Sikh community involved in farming and agriculture and a big Hispanic labor force. His forbears hail from Ropar in Punjab but he was born in a town called Lodi, California (not related to the dynasty or the town from the sub-continent; it’s a town most famous for Zinfandel wine) and speaks both Punjabi and Spanish. Gill has staked out positions on major issues for the agricultural industry, including his support for diverting water to the San Joaquin Valley and the creation of a guest worker program.

Much of his campaign contributions are believed to come from alumni supporters at Princeton and UC Berkeley, and Indian-Americans in the medical, agricultural, and academic fraternity. California’s large and pedigreed Sikh community and the nearly 15 per cent Asian-American population in the district has already lined up to support him. His parents, both obstetricians who moved to the area in the 1970s, are well known in the medical community and are plugged into a sprawling fund-raising network for local political causes, which Gill has tapped into from his campaign headquarters at the Flag City RV Resort near Lodi.

Gill will turn 25 — the minimum age required to be a member of the House — a month before the June 2012 primary. He was 17 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger chose him to serve as the student member of the State Board of Education. He attended Princeton University, graduating in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy.

So Dublin, Pleasanton, Danville residents don’t really get to vote for Ranjit Gill. But the fact that voters in these cities are not part of his contituency now simply increase his chances of winning.

Janmashtami Celebration in Livermore

Join the Tri Valley, and even wider community, in celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna (Janmashtmi) this year. The Krishna Janmashtami Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Event Schedule – Sunday August 21st 2011

  • 11:00 AM Lord Sri Krishna Utsava Murthi Abhishekam
  • 12:00 Noon Archana, Theertha Prasadam
  • 12:30 PM Geetha Parayanam
  • 3:00 PM Sri Krishna Sankeerthana
  • 5:00 PM Utsavam
  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Geeta Recital
  • 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Bhajans by Ushma Vahia and Group
  • 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM | Bhajans by Mino Puri and Vikas Singh
  • 11:30 PM – 12:00 AM | Sri Krishna Janamkal Puja – Aarti, Prasadam
  • 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Children’s’ Program on Krishna Leela

Dinner will be served in the Assembly Hall from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Hindu Community and Cultural Center
1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, CA 94551

India Independence Day 15th August Celebrations 2011 – Fremont Festival of India

This year again, The Federation of Indian Associations is organizing the grand mela and parade on August 13-14th. The mission of these India Independence Day festivities is to promote unity in diversity and democracy and build healthy relationship between various Indian and American communities. Folks from Tri Valley area have traditionally attended this biggest Indian mela in the bay Area with enthusiasm.
Location is same as lasy years – 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA, 94536 (Corner of Paseo Padre and Walnut Ave).
The Festival of India Banquet Night would be held in San Jose Airport Garden Hotel on Sunday night.
This year’s events will feature a Free Health Fair, Dance Competition, Grand Parade, Kid’s Corner, Banquet and a grand Cultural Program.

Parking Map India Day Fremont

Festival Parade Route

There will be more than 100 booths consisting of Clothes, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors serving up regional cuisines from across India.

Mallika Sherawat

Grand Marshal India Independence Day Festival Fremont 2011
Grand Marshal

India Independence Day Fremont 2011 Poster
India Independence Day Fremont

Integrated Amrita Meditation Course Aug 20-21

The IAM Meditation training will be held at M.A. Center in San Ramon, California on Aug 20-21, 2011. This 160-acre site of Amma’s first U.S. ashram provides a beautiful and quiet venue for the meditation training.

The Saturday schedule is 8:30am (registration) to 3:00pm, and Sunday is 9am to 1:00pm. Participants must attend the entire training. Youth ages 16 & 17 are welcome to take the course with parental permission. (Those who have previously completed the full course are welcome to join the current class on Sunday at 9:00 am for a free refresher, which will review for you the steps of the practice and answer your questions)
Cost: $15.00 (to cover facilities expenses)
Meals: Lunch on Saturday can be purchased on site for $7 cash per person. Please make a reservation with registration, but pay cash when served.
Course Location: Amrita Hall, M. A. Center, San Ramon, California
(10200 Crow Canyon Road Castro Valley, CA – 94552)
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] for any questions.

Free Ayurveda Seminar on Aug 13

Ayurveda is the Science of life and longevity.  Come and learn about Ayurveda in Dublin on Aug 13.

*Improve your lifestyle with ancient secrets
*Learn to bring more energy into your life
*Learn your dosha and body type
*Learn to relax and rejuvenate
*Remedies with your kitchen spices
*Eating Right
*Better Digestion
*2 hours with Ayurveda expert Karen Roth, educator of Ayurveda at large medical facilities like Kaiser.

Venue:  6690 Amador Plaza Road, #215 Dublin, CA 93568 (925-964-9228)